Since our last look at the records back in July of 2015, only 2 of the 10 oldest NAG records have been broken, but there’s a fresh class of contenders hungry to get their names in the history books.
Amidst the record-breaking frenzy at NCSA AG Champs, 12-year-old Thomas Heilman swam two top-10 times on the all-time 11-12 rankings.
14-year-olds Erin Gemmell (200 FR) and William Hayon (100 FL) cracked the top 10 times in the 13-14 age group on day 3 of the NCSA AG Champs. 14 meet records were also broken along the way.
On the opening day of the 2019 NCSA Age Group Championships, nine meet records fell.
Carly Sebring (14), Camille Spink (14), Eleanor Sun (14), and Erin Gemmell (14) combined to break the 13-14 NAG in the 400 free relay.
Phoebe Bacon was apart of one of the mixed relay NAGs broken at the NCAP Invitational.
Ledecky participated in pre-game festivities as the Nationals hosted Swim Night.
14-year old Claire Tuggle (above) was one of three high-point award winners at Junior Nationals.
The fifth and final day of prelims will feature the 200 IM, 50 free, women’s 1500, and men’s 800.
Watch Anna Keating’s 200 breast victory and all the other championship finals from Day 4 of 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals.
Gemmell swam the 3rd fastest time ever by a 13-year-old American this morning in 2:01.50, and now moves past Sippy Woodhead (2:01.08) for 2nd behind only Tuggle (1:59.11)
Will Grant is the top seed heading into the men’s 100 back final in Irvine.
After becoming the third-fastest 13-year-old in U.S. history Friday morning, Gemmell moved to No. 2 Friday night.
Alexei Sancov, 100 free and 100 fly runner-up, and Jake Magahey, 400 free champ, will face off in the men’s 200 free.